GREENVILLE - Mrs. Donna Winfree Staton, 70, went to be with the Lord,Wednesday,November 6, 2013 in the arms of her family at home.
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A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 4 pm in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, Greenville, by Rev. Haywood Smith.
Mrs. Staton, daughter of the late Charles M. and Nellie F. Winfree, was a longtime resident of Pitt County. Donna attended Bob Jones University. She was a school teacher for many years, beloved by all her students and parents. Following her teaching career she was a manager at Hertz Rental Car.
Donna was an avid cook who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends who especially enjoyed her delectable desserts. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Winfree.
She is survived by her: loving husband of 36 years, Herbert Staton; daughters, Donna Roach, of Greenville, Brenda Ward and husband, Larry, of Williamston, Robin LeNeave and husband, Bobby, of Greenville, and Margaret Smith and husband, Greg, of Kinston; grandchildren, Candice Summerlin, Lane Ward, Nikki Kurtz and husband, Ryan, Courtney LeNeave, Jordan LeNeave, Lauren Harris, Daniel Harris, and Spencer Harris; great-grandchildren, Christian Summerlin, Trenton and Daniel Harris; brother, Robert Winfree and wife, Thelma; and a sister in-law, Vicki Zajdel.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Community Home Care and Hospice and especially their kind and loving nurse, Angie LaCross. Donna's words to live by, Proverbs 3:5-6.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to The Gate of Kinston Lenoir County, PO Box 638, Kinston, NC 28502.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Nov. 8, 2013